Growing Accessibility in Our WordPress Community

November 2, 2022 at 20:00 UTC

If you talk with anyone who’s seen Sumner M Davenport speak at a WordPress Meetup, WordCamp, or an Accessibility Conference, you’ll hear the same phrases describing her. “Inspirational”, “Life-changing”, “Paradigm-shifting”, and “Empowering” are often thrown around.

The Patriarch or Mother Hen of a legion of advocates for accessibility and inclusiveness in the valleys north of Los Angeles, Sumner has led with style, grace, and strength. Those who have heard her message on the importance of making everything you create for the web inclusive and open to all.

Through story-telling, we’ll look back at the past five years which have resulted in the founding of an accessibility Meetup, joint Accessibility events, and culminating in WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021 offering a dedicated weekend track of nineteen (19) accessibility topics, a first for a WordCamp.

In this presentation, you’ll hear how people have been impacted by Sumner M Davenport. You’ll hear stories from developers, designers, marketers, agency owners, WordCamp speakers, and WordPress Meetup community members and leaders who have been shaped by her teachings.

It will inspire you to contribute to WordPress Accessibility and the work you do.

Session Video


Wearing her signature color purple, Sumner is a fair skinned female with a twinkle in her blue eyes which gives a hint to her passionate personality which matches her red hair.
Specialist Web Accessibility, Sumner M Davenport & Assoc. LLC
Alicia is a bronze woman with freckles and extremely short hair to 1/4 inch, wearing a white summer dress. She is smiling in an outdoor tented area with a musician on stage in the background.
Owner, WP with Heart
Joe A Simpson Jr is a male of African descent wearing black frames and a beard.
Digital Communications Administrator, Metro (Los Angeles)
Caucasion male with glasses, a smirky smile, and receding blonde hairline due to advancing colorful brain.
Web Developer, Lucky Cat Creative
Sally Thoun is a smiling older white woman with salt n pepper hair in a ponytail to one side wearing blue glasses.
Owner / Head of U.S. Partnerships, Sa11y Gurl Digital Accessibility|Marketing / AAAtraq